Here is a list you should keep in mind when choosing your phone:
- Make sure the manufacture will or has provided OTA (OverTheAir) firmware updates. Ensuring you’ll get the latest and most secure Android OS and apps.
- People are slowly replacing phone cameras for their regular digital cameras. Mostly for convenience but comes at a price. The price is quality of photos. Dedicated digital cameras, even the cheap is still better than most cellphone cameras. So making this a top priority when choosing your cellphone is key.
- More megapixel the better
- Fast camera launch is a must have since most of your pictures will be spontaneous.
- Builtin stabilizing capability would be nice to have.
- Lower lux capable like down to 4 is fantastic since most pictures are taking indoors or at night.
- Being able to geotag ie GPS information embedded is no longer nice but should have.
- availability of quality of post editing camera/picture apps
- consider also a dual cameras front and back facing for video conferencing.
- Fastest as in LTE or 4G or HSPA+ isn’t always the best. Yes all that speed is nice but for 95% of time. You don’t need it. The idea of a mobile is to be mobile and not a desktop replacement where you download 500MB files. However if you have a need to tether and tether often. This will be the selling point for you.
- Most phones have wifi. You need this because at home or at a hotspot. You can’t beat wifi, especially at home. Besides why would you want to eat up all your transfer limit allotment over cellular?
- Battery life. This is critical. The fastest bestest phone will kill your battery in matter of hours. Either you learn howto diligently manage your battery or make this a mission critical point. Also look for how cheap extra adapters, cables, and extended batteries are. Over time, you’ll soon learn battery life will be your worst adversary.